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Kendo
Jul 22, 2011, 07:53 AM
I'd really appreciate if someone can do OS X testing for some of those Steam games, particularly Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2. They are so old that I'm hoping the HD 3000 can run them at native resolution with high settings.



jp700p
Jul 22, 2011, 08:33 AM
I'd really appreciate if someone can do OS X testing for some of those Steam games, particularly Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2. They are so old that I'm hoping the HD 3000 can run them at native resolution with high settings.

This site has L4D 2 benchmarks:

http://www.appleownz.com/2011/07/21/2011-macbook-air-13-benchmarks/

MistaMacky
Jul 22, 2011, 08:17 PM
I am curious also. Looks like we'll just have to wait and see...

DustinT
Jul 22, 2011, 08:27 PM
In most cases, I'd expect almost identical performance to the 13" 2011 since it has the same processor and the CPU's are so closely matched. I owned one thought it performed decently as long as you lowered the settings to the minimums and used a low screen resolution. I stepped up to the MBP 15" though for the discrete video card which is a much better performer at the 1920x1080 resolution I run on my main screen.

Austin907
Jul 22, 2011, 09:56 PM
In most cases, I'd expect almost identical performance to the 13" 2011 since it has the same processor and the CPU's are so closely matched. I owned one thought it performed decently as long as you lowered the settings to the minimums and used a low screen resolution. I stepped up to the MBP 15" though for the discrete video card which is a much better performer at the 1920x1080 resolution I run on my main screen.

Agreed, I almost did this but in the end I just didn't have the money. I'm actually glad that the line updated in the middle of the BTS promo. That combined with the end of Applecare on my Early-2008 Macbook was enough incentive to pick the 13" MBA refresh up.

MistaMacky
Jul 22, 2011, 10:20 PM
I don't mind running cs:s, dod:s, or hf2 on low settings... I want to see smooth gameplay on a sick little "netbook" without using bootcamp :apple: